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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Surety  \Sure"ty\,  v.  t. 
  To  act  as  surety  for  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Surety  \Sure"ty\,  n.;  pl  {Sureties}.  [OE.  seurte  OF 
  se["u]rt['e],  F.  s[^u]ret['e].  See  {Sure},  {Security}.] 
  1.  The  state  of  being  sure  certainty;  security. 
  Know  of  a  surety,  that  thy  seed  shall  be  a  stranger 
  in  a  land  that  is  not  theirs  --Gen.  xv  13. 
  For  the  more  surety  they  looked  round  about  --Sir 
  P.  Sidney. 
  2.  That  which  makes  sure  that  which  confirms;  ground  of 
  confidence  or  security. 
  [We]  our  happy  state  Hold  as  you  yours  while  our 
  obedience  holds  On  other  surety  none.  --Milton. 
  3.  Security  against  loss  or  damage;  security  for  payment,  or 
  for  the  performance  of  some  act 
  There  remains  unpaid  A  hundred  thousand  more  in 
  surety  of  the  which  One  part  of  Aquitaine  is  bound 
  to  us  --Shak. 
  4.  (Law)  One  who  is  bound  with  and  for  another  who  is 
  primarily  liable,  and  who  is  called  the  principal;  one  who 
  engages  to  answer  for  another's  appearance  in  court,  or 
  for  his  payment  of  a  debt,  or  for  performance  of  some  act 
  a  bondsman;  a  bail. 
  He  that  is  surety  for  a  stranger  shall  smart  for  it 
  --Prov.  xi 
  5.  Hence  a  substitute;  a  hostage.  --Cowper. 
  6.  Evidence;  confirmation;  warrant.  [Obs.] 
  She  called  the  saints  to  surety,  That  she  would 
  never  put  it  from  her  finger,  Unless  she  gave  it  to 
  yourself  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  something  clearly  established 
  2:  property  that  your  creditor  can  claim  in  case  you  default  on 
  your  obligation;  "bankers  are  reluctant  to  lend  without 
  good  security"  [syn:  {security}] 
  3:  a  prisoner  who  is  held  by  one  party  to  insure  that  another 
  party  will  meet  specified  terms  [syn:  {hostage}] 
  4:  one  who  provides  a  warrant  or  guarantee  to  another  [syn:  {guarantor}, 
  5:  a  guarantee  that  an  obligation  will  be  met  [syn:  {security}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  one  who  becomes  responsible  for  another.  Christ  is  the  surety  of 
  the  better  covenant  (Heb.  7:22).  In  him  we  have  the  assurance 
  that  all  its  provisions  will  be  fully  and  faithfully  carried 
  out  Solomon  warns  against  incautiously  becoming  security  for 
  another  (Prov.  6:1-5;  11:15;  17:18;  20:16). 

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